21-23rd August 2024
Elephant Hills Resort

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Abstract submissions are now closed

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COECSA welcomes papers by Ophthalmologists, Medical Practitioners and other Allied Eye Health Workers for presentation.

Inclusion of abstracts into the program of abstracts require full payment of registration fees for the congress except where there is a waiver.

Abstracts should be submitted before 30th of June 2024. We regret, that after this date, we are no longer able to accept abstract submissions for this congress.

If you have not received acknowledgment of receipt of you abstract within 4 working days, please e-mail the organisers again via mail: [email protected]

Authors will be informed of the acceptance of their abstracts by 30th June 2024. Confirmation will also be given as to whether it will be an oral or a poster presentation.

Withdrawal of an abstract: In case you want to withdraw your abstract after submission, please send an e-mail before 30th June 2024 to [email protected]

All expenses such as registration, travel and accommodation associated with the presentation of an abstract remain the responsibility of the presenter.

Acceptance and presentation of oral presentations and posters require full payment of registration fees for the Congress.

Registrars who want to be considered for the registrar award, must clearly indicate this on their abstract submission form and the form must be accompanied by a letter from their academic Head of Department confirming that they are registrars or have qualified within the last three years (an exception for COECSA 2024) and the research being presented was commenced during their registrar time.

Poster presentation (There will be a poster session during lunch on Saturday in the exhibition hall.)


Oral presentation: 10 minutes for presentation (Discussion will take place at the end of the session).

Abstract Structure structure

Centre the TITLE

in capital letters

at the top of the page

– use Arial font type (BOLD) and 14 font size.

Authors should be

listed by surname, 

followed by initials and affiliation (upper & lower case) 

DO NOT include degrees, titles, institutional

appointments or addresses

DO NOT use

abbreviations. Underline the presenting 

author’s name.



Abstract Guidelines GUIDELINES

The Scientific Committee will make every effort to accommodate all qualified abstracts within the program.

Final determination of the type of presentation to be given and placement within the program will be the responsibility of the Program Committee.

Papers will only be accepted on the understanding that the main author or a co-author will personally present the paper.

Supplemental materials are not required, but you may provide information sheets to fellow attendees.

Co-authors must agree with the results stated and have consented to be included as authors.

All participants must disclose any significant financial interest or other relationships they may have with the manufacturers of commercial products discussed in their presentations, panel or written materials.